Light cruiser of the Java class
|Navy||The Royal Dutch Navy|
|Built by||Koninklijke Maatschappij De Schelde (Vlissingen, Holland)|
|Laid down||31 May 1916|
|Launched||9 Aug 1921|
|Commissioned||1 May 1925|
|Lost||27 Feb 1942|
HrMs Java (Kapitein Ter Zee Philippus Bernardus Maria van Straelen) was sunk by Japanese cruisers during the Battle of Java Sea, along with light cruiser De Ruyter and destroyer Kortenaer. The ship sank at 2345 hours on 27 February 1942. 526 died and only 43 survived to be repatriated after the war; amongst those who died was the Commanding officer Straelen Van.
For HrMs Java's full operational history see this website (offsite link).
Commands listed for HNMS Java
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|1||Philippus Bernardus Maria Straelen Van, RNN||27 Apr 1940||27 Feb 1942 (+)|
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